Department of Mechanical Engineering

One of the founding departments of Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), the Mechanical Engineering Department has played a leading role in evolving an ‘Engineering Science’ based curriculum. Today, the department of mechanical engineering of CIT attracts and features an extraordinary rich diversity and quantity of talented individuals, with nearly 500 Under Graduates which includes full time and part time, 60 Post Graduate students and over 40 faculty members. The department served as a role model for many academic institutes in and around Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Apart from teaching undergraduate and post graduate students, the faculty of Mechanical Engineering actively pursues research through graduate students and research scholars. Over the years, interaction with industry and the emphasis on applied engineering has increased. Continued research and development have led to better machines and processes helping the mankind.

The department served as a role model for many academic institutes in and around Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Apart from teaching undergraduate and post graduate students, the faculty of Mechanical Engineering actively pursues research through graduate students and research scholars.

Our Mission


♦  Impart sound knowledge through effective teaching-learning methods.

♦  Prepare students to address current and impending challenges facing the country

♦  Create and nurture an environment for fostering innovation and research.

Our Vision


To become one of the best mechanical engineering departments in the country within the next decade, in preparing engineers capable of working innovatively and creatively towards a better world.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • Acquire fundamental knowledge and expertise necessary for successful professional practice in mechanical engineering and allied fields, and for higher studies.
  • Attain and demonstrate essential technical skills to identify, analyze and solve complex problems and design issues in mechanical engineering.
  • Possess a professional attitude as an individual or a team member, with consideration for societal, ethical and environmental factors, and display motivation for life-long learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • PO1-Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering principles and apply these to solve complex problems –Engineering knowledge
  • PO2-Identify, formulate and analyze complex problems related to mechanical engineering and allied fields – Problem analysis
  • PO3-Visualize and design mechanical components, systems or processes that meet desired objectives with proper consideration for public health and safety – Design/development of solutions
  • PO4-Investigate complex mechanical engineering problems through proper formulation, simulation and experimentation – Conduct investigations of complex problems
  • PO5-Apply techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools and software necessary to address complex mechanical engineering problems – Modern tool usage
  • PO6-Relate knowledge based on codes and standards to professional mechanical engineering practice –The engineer and society
  • PO7-Identify the impact of solutions to mechanical engineering problems for sustainable development, with consideration for environment and society –The engineer and society Environment and sustainability
  • PO8-Adopt and apply ethical principles to professional mechanical engineering practice – Ethics
  • PO9-Contribute effectively as an individual and a member or leader in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve desired goals –Individual and teamwork
  • PO10-Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills through presentations and technical reports to peers and society at large on issues pertaining to mechanical engineering – Communication
  • PO11-Execute and manage projects using engineering and financial management principles – Project management and finance
  • PO12-Adapt independently to technological changes by engaging in life-long learning – Life-long learning

Post Graduate (Heat Power Engineering)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The students will :

  • PO1-Acquire in-depth knowledge necessary for demonstrating expertise in thermal sciences
  • PO2-Attain competency in advanced-level technical skills to analyze design aspects of thermal engineering and solve complex problems
  • PO3-Possess motivation for life-long learning and display a professional attitude as an individual or as a team member with consideration for societal, ethical and environmental factors

Program Outcomes (POs)

The students will be able to :

  • PO1 – Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles in the areas of thermal sciences .
  • PO2 – Apply their knowledge and training to solve complex problems related to thermal engineering
  • PO3 – Demonstrate logical reasoning skills in order to model, analyze and solve practical problems related to thermal sciences
  • PO4 – Demonstrate confidence to independently study scholarly publications in the field of thermal sciences for the pursuit of higher studies or for solving real-time problems
  • PO5 – Use numerical techniques and experimental methods to model, simulate and solve complex thermal engineering problems
  • PO6 – Work individually or in a project team of a multi-disciplinary nature
  • PO7 – Visualize, plan and execute projects depending on resources, finance, and other design constraints
  • PO8 – Demonstrate skills in oral and written communication to deliver effective presentations and technical reports
  • PO9 – Engage in life-long learning with desire and self-motivation
  • PO10 – Discharge professional duties with ethics and intellectual integrity
  • PO11 – Independently work towards continuous performance improvement

Post Graduate (Advanced Manufacturing Technology)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The following Programme Educational Objectives are designed based on the Department Mission to prepare the students to become graduates

  • PEO 1: To build advanced-level technological capabilities required for undertaking successful professional practice in specialized engineering jobs, either at entry-level or at junior-levels, in the field of manufacturing.
  • PEO2: To build higher-level domain knowledge needed for the pursuit of doctoral-level research work, or for seeking a career in academics with an aptitude for life-long learning.
  • PEO3:To acquire and demonstrate successfully, capabilities in applied mathematics using scientific principles and fundamental concepts of manufacturing.
  • PEO4:To carry out research, design, development, testing, analysis, evaluation, and implementation of engineering solutions to problems that are often encountered in professional practice.
  • PEO5:To be effective innovators, entrepreneurs and collaborators, who can lead or participate in efforts to address social, ethical, technical and business challenges.

Program Outcomes (POs)

  • PO1 – Acquire an overall understanding of global perspective which leads to analyze, synthesize and execute various practices by integrating technologies relevant to manufacturing.
  • PO2 – Enhance creativity and synthesize new methods to analyze complex engineering problems and conduct research in diverse areas pertaining to manufacturing.
  • PO3 – Ability to design and solve engineering problems to meet the desired needs without compromising on public health and safety while keeping the society and environment intact.
  • PO4 – Ability to use appropriate research methodologies and tools through wide literature surveys and working towards scientific development.
  • PO5 – Ability to use state of the art techniques, software resources and tools necessary for effective engineering research activities.
  • PO6 – Ability to integrate multi-disciplinary areas for technology development by working individually or in teams.
  • PO7 – An application of engineering and management principles, as a member or as a leader in a team, or as an entrepreneur to effectively manage real-time projects.
  • PO8 – An ability to communicate effectively by preparing reports and documents to satisfy appropriate standards.
  • PO9 – Ability to engage in a continuous lifelong learning with enthusiasm and dedication.
  • PO10 – Realization of ethical and professional responsibilities for overall societal development.
  • PO11 – Ability to teach effectively the basics and recent developments in manufacturing